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  • Commentary: Average Costa Mesa salary is too high

    The average total compensation for Costa Mesa city employees in 2011 was $146,863. A substantial portion of that amount was for pension contributions. For those of you who are average taxpayers, let that sink it. The median Costa Mesa household (more...
  • Commentary: Unions are trying to squash Measure V

    There are 34 cities in Orange County. Using data from their audited basic financial statements, one can obtain the net unrestricted assets for governmental activities and divide it by the city's population. The result is a benchmark that can be used for...
  • Commentary: Candidates' policies are harmful to public safety

    I am a longtime resident and retiree from the Costa Mesa Police Department. Despite the fact that I have been a lifelong Republican, and despite that I believe in fiscal conservatism and balanced budgets, I cannot support the candidacy of the "3Ms": City...
  • Support for Measure V grows — overseas

    Support for Measure V grows — overseas
    Costa Mesa's proposed charter measure has a lot of fans in ... Jakarta. The Indonesian capital is the "most popular city" for an election-related Facebook page, "Yes on Measure V – Costa Mesa Charter." "Most popular," in Facebook parlance, means...
  • Cassity: Some reasons to vote for Obama (not really)

    Every living adult American (and some of the dead ones in and around Chicago) who embraces their civic duties will soon face a major decision: How should we vote Nov. 6? As local issues have been covered ad nauseum by me and others of late, I'll focus my...
  • Harlan: What I learned working at City Hall

    Early in my career, and after a brief stint working for the Los Angeles city attorney, I served for three years as a deputy to a Los Angeles city council member. To some, this may have seemed like an unusual career move. Why would an attorney, with a...
  • Commentary: The '3Ms' put taxpayers ahead of labor

    The voters of Costa Mesa have a clear choice to propel this great city forward. Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy and City Councilmen Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan are improving this city in a fiscally responsible manner, seeking to...
  • Measure V opponents raise nearly $500K

    In its efforts to defeat Measure V, organized labor has continued to raise and spend far more than the proponents of the proposed city charter initiative, campaign finance records show. As of Oct. 23, the latest date for which disclosures are available,...
  • Costa Mesa fight heads into the final round

    For the "City of the Arts," the most talked-about ticket hasn't been to a Segerstrom stage; it's been to the political theater spreading from the Council Chambers off Fair Drive and beyond. Costa Mesa — population 111,000 — faces an...
  • Commentary: Stephens wrong on police, policy

    Re. "Commentary: Campaign flier misstated facts about police" (Oct. 31): In his editorial, City Council candidate John Stephens challenges City Councilman Steve Mensinger and myself on public safety. Here are the facts. In an Aug. 17 story, the Orange...
  • Commentary: A vote for the '3Ms' is a vote against unions

    Costa Mesa voters have a clear and simple choice this election. Vote for the 3M candidates: Councilman Steve Mensinger, Planning Commission Chair Colin McCarthy and myself, Councilman Gary Monahan. We believe in public employee pension reform and...
  • Commentary: Measure V would level the playing field

    As a Costa Mesa resident and homeowner, I'm voting Yes on V, the Costa Mesa city charter on Tuesday for one simple reason: Fairness is a basic American value. And keeping non-union construction workers from being able to even compete for work on taxpayer...